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pandowdy

[ pan-dou-dee ]
/ pænˈdaʊ di /
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noun, plural pan·dow·dies.Chiefly New England.
a deep-dish pie or cobbler made with apples or other fruit and covered with pastry or biscuit dough: apple pandowdy.
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Origin of pandowdy

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805; perhaps variant of obsolete dialect (Somerset) pandoulde “custard”; see pan1
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British Dictionary definitions for pandowdy

pandowdy
/ (pænˈdaʊdɪ) /

noun plural -dies
US a deep-dish pie made from fruit, esp apples, with a cake toppingapple pandowdy

Word Origin for pandowdy

C19: of unknown origin
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